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ASU students are part of the solution to improve health outcomes.
Americans spend 2.5 times more on health care than most developed countries, yet we rank 37th in the world for health according to the World Health Organization. With skyrocketing health care costs, more people entering the system, a rise in chronic diseases, and an aging population, we need to change the paradigm to focus on promoting health and delivering health care in new ways.
ASU is taking a bold stance in how it prepares the next generation of health professionals. The College of Health Solutions equips students to influence healthier lifestyle choices and develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations.
The College of Health Solutions aims to prepare the next generation of health professionals through a broad set of health degree programs including our highly-regarded nutrition, exercise science and health promotion, kinesiology, biomedical informatics, speech and hearing science, and behavioral health programs. We have introduced a number of new degree programs that will prepare professionals for continued graduate education and health leadership positions including medical studies (aligned to the MCAT requirements), biomedical diagnostics, public health and the science of health care delivery (through our School for the Science of Health Care Delivery--the first of its kind in the nation).
Our students have opportunities early on at ASU to work hands-on and in interprofessional teams. Students can also pursue internships, clinical practice and other experiential learning through our partner organizations in the downtown Phoenix area - Arizona's health corridor - and beyond. Our partners include, but are not limited to A.T. Still, Banner Health, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Mayo Clinic, and Scottsdale Healthcare.
Students learn from expert faculty at a research-based university. ASU continues to demonstrate leadership in academic excellence. Our students have a track record of proven success in part because of the mentorship and advising they receive. For example, graduates of the ASU Dietetic Internship program have attained a 100% pass rate on the Registration Examination for Dietitians over the past 10 years (national average was 86%). Our health programs have gained national recognition and top rankings (e.g. audiology #9, speech language pathology #17) from U.S. News & World Report.